2011 Project Portfolio

Number of Floors: 2

Situated in a park near the city center, this recreation center includes indoor leisure aquatics, athletic, fitness and health facilities as well as an office complex for staff members. An existing eight-lane outdoor lap pool was also renovated. The building is organized by a two-story day-lit central spine, which links the facility’s active and passive functions. The high-performance building employs skylights, automatic lighting controls, and extra insulation; regenerative media filter in the pool saves water and energy in addition to using significantly fewer chemicals than traditional sand filters.


    BCI Burke

The City of West University Place Recreation Center and Colonial Park Pool

Facility Name: The City of West University Place Recreation Center and Colonial Park Pool

City,State: Houston, Texas

Cost of Project: 14 million

Type of Facility: Recreation Center and Pool

Architectural Firm: PGAL

Status: Completed

Square Footage: 38,000

Number of Floors: 2

Specific design elements at the recreation center focus on fitness/exercise and provide a comprehensive venue for community events, staged performances and group physical activities. Colonial Park was designed as an aquatic center to accommodate smaller community functions and larger private/public events outdoors.

Facility highlights include an eight-lane indoor pool with rolled up glass doors opened as weather permits, overhangs to control direct sun, decks for lounging and spectator overflow during competition events, baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and a jogging trail. Inside amenities include squash/racquetball courts, 10 yoga/ballet rooms, fitness center, performance stage, event space, and nine divisible community meeting rooms.


    Bernier, Carr & Associates, P.C.

LaFargeville Central School District

Facility Name: LaFargeville Central School District

City,State: LaFargeville, N.Y.

Cost of Project: $8.2 million

Type of Facility: LEED Silver Certifiable Gymnasium

Architectural Firm: Bernier, Carr & Associates, P.C.

Lead Architect Name: Michael J. Harris, AIA, LEED A.P.

Status: Completed

Square Footage: 25,000

Number of Floors: 2

The two-story, steel-and-masonry structure includes a full-size gymnasium, enclosed walking track, locker rooms, offices, restroom facilities and a double-height lobby with mezzanine access to the walking track. The project made extensive use of day lighting to reduce lighting costs and promote occupant health and well being. Overall, the building was designed to use 25-percent less energy than traditional construction. The white roof reflects sunlight to reduce overall heating and cooling loads while a 600-square-foot green roof over the locker rooms reduces building runoff.



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